2020 GCSE Results

The College celebrated its best ever GCSE results, despite the unprecedented circumstances and the challenges of remote learning.  This year’s group has shown immense resilience over the last few months and laid some very strong foundations for the future.

The remarkable results achieved do great credit to the pupils, to their hard work, and to the support offered to them by our talented and committed teaching staff.

Key Statistics 2020

30% Grade 9 

52% Grade 9 - 8 (A*)

77% Grade 9 - 7 (A*-A)

93% Grade 9-6 (A* - B)

100% Grade 9 - 4 (A*-C)

Value added: +1.86

We have enjoyed huge success across the full, and varied range of subjects taken at GCSE. Of particular note are the results in the Mathematics Department: 40% achieved grade 9 and in Further Pure Mathematics where all pupils achieved Grade 9. In the Sciences and Mathematics departments, more than 50% attained a grade 9 or 8.  In addition, this year 80% of pupils studying Mandarin achieved Grade 9 and 100% achieved Grade 9 – 8. This year’s results further build on the immense successes of previous years ranking us as a top performing school in the UAE. We continue to work together with all the Brighton Colleges, including the top-performing UK school, drawing on a long and successful history of academic distinction.

Simon Corns, Head Master of Brighton College Abu Dhabi commented, “I am delighted to announce another outstanding year of GCSE results, which accurately reflect the abilities of this able and hard-working group. The results tell us so much more about these young people this year than their academic achievement: they have shown exemplary character in adversity and have proved their resilience at every point over the last few gruelling months. It is a mark of the Brighton education that the emphasis on curiosity, confidence and kindness and the extensive opportunities we offer beyond the classroom prepare young people so well for whatever life might throw at them. As always, they have risen to the challenge and their thoroughly deserved success is a source of great pride for all of us. I offer them, their parents and my extremely talented and hard-working colleagues my warmest congratulations and thanks.”

2020 A-Level Results

Pupils achieved yet another set of outstanding A-Level results this year, despite all the enormous pressures to which they, staff and parents were subjected over the last few months. As always, our excellent pupils will now progress to prestigious universities around the globe. This year they will take with them not just stellar results but also the immense resilience they have built up in adversity over the last few months and even more confidence in use of IT than previous cohorts have needed. The high marks scored this year continue to build upon Brighton College’s year-on-year achievements which distinguish us yet again as we head towards our tenth year here in the capital, but with 150 years of education behind us on which we draw in our many contacts with Brighton College UK.

Key Statistics 2020

A* - A: 57.1%  

A* - B: 82% 

A* - C:  96.1%

Value added: +1.07

Head Master, Mr Corns, said, “This year has required extraordinary levels of resilience from pupils, parents and staff and it is a massive tribute to all of the Brighton College Abu Dhabi community that our results are even better than last year’s. There remain ambiguities about the appeals process and, if common sense prevails in the end, these results will improve further still, ensuring all our pupils have records of which they have every right to be proud. My thanks and congratulations go to all, whatever the outcomes, and there is a team of expert and experienced teachers available now to all pupils and parents who need support as they seek to confirm university places and to challenge any results that seem unfair. We will be fighting hard for them!”